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The Fiat 500L - the latest addition to the Fiat 500 range - has received its debut in Geneva

The Fiat 500L - the latest addition to the Fiat 500 range - has received its debut at the Geneva motor show. The 500L - meaning 'Large' - will go on sale in early 2013.

At 4140mm long, 1780mm wide and 1660mm high, the new five-seat 500L is 594mm longer, 153mm wider and 172mm taller than the standard Fiat 500 hatchback. According to Fiat, the 500L offers ‘MPV passenger space combined with the feel of a small SUV on the road.’

From launch, the Fiat 500L will be available with the choice of two petrol engines and one diesel. These include Fiat’s two-cylinder TwinAir and 1.4-litre units and a 1.3 MultiJet II oil-burner.

Like the Fiat 600 Multipla produced between 1956 and 1965, the 500L adopts the Multipla’s 'cab forward' design, which pushes the driver compartment forwards over the front axle to maximise interior space.

The new Fiat 500L will be produced at Fiat’s Serbian plant in Kragujevac.


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kraftwerk 8 March 2012

Re: All-new Fiat 500L revealed

Fiat, like every manufacturer, is in the business of making money. The 500 is their most successful model in ages, so it makes perfect sense to expand the range. By naming this car the 500L, they'll attract a bigger audience than they would otherwise. I'm all for it and all for Fiat making as much money as they can. This car is for the non-enthusiast mainstream - a far bigger market than that occupied by the typical Autocar reader.

Ioanides 7 March 2012

Re: All-new Fiat 500L revealed

Bam! The Fiat 500 cutie, sweetheart of all the women in thw world suddenly looks like a french people carrier only more mundane. What a disapointment, what a loss of flare and sexyness. L is for Large, as in Large fries and a double cheeseburger. Bleah.

Freckles 7 March 2012

Re: All-new Fiat 500L revealed

I haven't posted on here for quite a while now, but this has moved me to speak out. It's horrendous ... I feel almost physically offended by it. Drop the retro pretence.